VMware Engineer

CompanyIron Bow Technologies
Location Ramstein Air Base (RMS), 66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
Start Date
Employment TypeFull-Time

Iron Bow is seeking network professionals to support a project which will provide Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) and Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet) based information technology (IT) services across the USAFE-AFAFRICA Theater.  This includes several complex implementations of Microsoft, VMware, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), Cisco, Brocade, Enterprise Management Collaboration (EMC), and Data Domain technologies that provide core cyberspace operations services to the USAFE-AFAFRICA units throughout the theater. These technologies must interoperate with, and/or transition to, Air Force (AF), Department of Defense (DoD), or commercial enterprise capabilities.  USAFE-AFAFRICA requires local support to design, document, implement, maintain, and optimize its virtualization technologies, as well as training support.

Place of Performance: Headquarters, U. S. Air Force Europe (USAFE) / Air Forces Africa (AFAFRICA) Ramstein AFB, Germany (TESA)


  • Support is focused on a combination of both on-site and remote, proactive support (.e.g. plan, design, develop, test, implement [to include the use of pilots] and integrate [with other IT systems], Operations and Maintenance and optimize) of existing and future IT systems.

  • The candidate will perform such tasks as operating and maintaining a centralized operations environment; engineering and installation (E&I) of virtualization technologies; performance tuning, problem resolution, disaster recovery (DR); data/site replication management, data backup and archiving; incident, problem, and resource reporting; configuration management; product evaluations and implementations, validating and qualifying new solutions and enhancements to existing solutions.

  • The candidate will be required to work documents such as design, implementation, and test plans; technical reports; assessments; and other products as required.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Computer Science

  • Secret Clearance is required

  • Seven (7) years of experience in computing systems engineering; or possess nine (9) years of experience in computing systems engineering. 

  • At least four (4) years of this experience should be directly related to VMware virtualization and Enterprise Management Collaboration (EMC) storage and/or storage networking hardware and related software technologies on both Unclassified and Classified information systems. 

  • At least four years of this experience, within the last six (6) years, should be directly related to DOD cyberspace operations.

  • All qualifying experience must have been within the last 12 years 

  • Experience with all aspects of the data center production environment including knowledge of VMware virtualization technologies, storage management, capacity planning, performance management, systems automation, facility management, asset management, problem management, change management, backup and recovery, archiving, business continuity planning, availability management, and the integration and co-existence of these technology categories.

  • Experience with integrating UNIX and windows environments in a single EVE.

  • Experience with switched-fabric technology.

  • Experience with VMware proprietary tools/software such as Diagnostic Testing and Performance Monitoring and any other specialized tools and software to diagnose hardware and software issues.

  • Familiarity with Best Practices for EMC and VMware Architecture and Product Implementations

  • Possess the knowledge and skill to architect and implement the majority of equipment components listed in Appendix D across a physically dispersed, multi-faceted services environment in a manner consistent with Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) 2011 Edition.

Required Certifications: 

  • VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV)

Highly Desired Certifications: 

  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Administration (VCAP5-DCA)

  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center

  • VMware Certified Associate – Cloud (VCA-Cloud)

  • VMware Certified Associate – Network Virtualization (VCA-NV)

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Ramstein Air Base (RMS), 66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany

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